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It Takes Two (1988 film)

It Takes Two is a 1988 American romantic comedy film directed by David Beaird and starring George Newbern, Leslie Hope, and Kimberly Foster. Screenwriters Richard Christian Matheson and Thomas E. Szollosi had previously teamed up to write the 1987 teen comedy Three O'Clock High.

It Takes Two
Directed byDavid Beaird
Produced by
  • Robert Lawrence
  • Steve Nicolaides
Screenplay by
Music byCarter Burwell
CinematographyPeter Deming
Edited byDavid Garfield
Distributed byUnited Artists
(MGM/UA Communications)
Release date
  • July 13, 1988 (1988-07-13) (U.S.)
Running time
79 minutes
CountryUnited States

Plot summaryEdit

Travis Rogers (Newbern), on the verge of marriage to Stephi (Hope), takes off for Dallas, where an encounter with a car saleswoman named Jonni Tigersmith (Foster) precipitates a series of comic misadventures.[1]


Writing in the Los Angeles Times, Michael Wilmington described It Takes Two as "a modestly budgeted comedy with...a frowzy plot" that nevertheless "has relentless pace and snap, real comic vigor."[1] The Time Out Film Guide calls the film "One of the better movies of hit-and-miss director Beaird".[2]


  1. ^ a b Wilmington, Michael (July 15, 1988). "Movie Review: Formulaic 'It Takes Two' Adds Up to a Snappy, Wide-Awake Sleeper". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 20, 2012.
  2. ^ "It Takes Two". Time Out Film Guide. Time Out. c. 2012. Retrieved September 20, 2012.

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